Research topics:

Conducting oxide interfaces

Nanoscale Ferroelectrics

Nickelates

Vanadate superlattices

Frontiers in Quantum Materials Control

October 2013 marked the start of the ERC Synergy Grant research project “Frontiers in Quantum Materials’ Control” (Q-MAC).

This project is a collaboration between our own group in Geneva and the groups of Andrea Cavalleri at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Dieter Jaksch at the University of Oxford and Antoine Georges at the École Polytechnique near Paris.

During the next six years, a combination of material design, quantum optics theory, as well as ultrafast laser and x-ray physics shall be used to realize high temperature superconductivity. For this project, the four teams were awarded about 10 million Euros by the European Research Council. → more